Christina Segarra – known as “CeCe” in the world’s musical landscape, has burst onto the scene with a splash. The second generation Puerto Rican from the Bronx, New York moved to Miami, Florida with her family at the ripe age of 15 years old. CeCe has proven to be the epitome of a true Miami native with a “New Yorican” heart. As a Hispanic-American, she represents the multi-faceted and multi-cultural generation of today in that she is a premier musical voice that embodies the essence of what a pop star could and should be; a representation of the melting pot of cultures that is America. The Latina songstress’ sweet and edgy vocals have defined a niche in a genre of pop music that is desired in today’s evolving music industry. The classically trained ballerina has geniously merged the two worlds of ballet and pop music, seamlessly becoming a smooth force to be reckoned with. From the tender age of 5, CeCe began expressing herself artistically through song and dance, affectionately becoming recognized as the “little girl with a big, sweet voice”. Within her community, people quickly took notice of her natural ability when it came to singing and performing for crowds, whether performing in talent contests, choreographing routines for her church dance team or leading the choir in song. Her family and friends have supported her from the start; her foundation in church has given her substance and faith.
While in high school, a modest CeCe garnered attention locally by landing a spot with the Miami Marlin’s dance team. In a leap of faith, CeCe went on to win the hearts of American’s everywhere when she earned 1 million votes and won the final spot in a contest to find the newest member of the New York Knicks City Dancers’. She temporarily set her singing dreams aside to focus on her career in dance and moved back to New York City. However, tragedy struck when her longtime bestfriend, lost her life in a fatal car crash. Her number one fan was gone and CeCe began to realize the true value of life. She used every spare moment to write music and hone her craft, giving it her all to achieve her lifelong dream. Shortly thereafter, she moved back to Miami and engulfed herself in everything “music”. Her innate talent, drive and professionalism afforded her the privilege of meeting several producers who would serve to be influential factors in making CeCe a pop superstar. One noteworthy producer being, Robert “Big Bert” Smith
, who has worked with the likes of the late Michael Jackson
, Jennifer Lopez
and Jessica Simpson
to name a few. Big Bert then introduced her to executives at Weight Records. It didn’t take long for management at Weight Records to recognize the passion in her and ink the deal with CeCe as Weight Records’ first pop act.
CeCe’s much anticipated breakthrough album is attracting quite a local and national buzz. Industry executives agree that CeCe will be a hit with critics and crowds alike, boasting an edgier pop sound and self-written lyrics. Making her entrance into the music world, CeCe will prove success in both the English and Latin markets. CeCe’s drive is explosive and contagious. You can expect to hear more from this Latina songstress, writer and dancer. Look out for singles coming through the air waves very soon … “Go Your Own Way”, “Like Me”, “Smooth Operator” & “What It’s Lookin Like”.